Tag Archive: uniforms

Every Voice Matters

I’ve been closely following the discussion around uniforms and appreciate the various points of view.  Opinions will always be welcome here at Camarena, although I would caution some of our Camarena friends to maintain a spirit of civility and respect.  I will reserve the right to delete any comments that I don’t feel contribute to the conversation in a way that is helpful, healthy, and respectful.  As for the question of uniforms, I do want to make sure that every person has an opportunity to participate.  We have heard from 377 of our 744 families through the online poll.  I will send out paper ballots next week ONLY to the families that have not voted and give them an opportunity to add their voice to the conversation.  The vote at the end of next week will be final.  Once again, thank you for expressing yourself in a manner that is a worthy example for our children.

Sincerely,

Dan Winters

Uniform Survey Results

The Chula Vista Elementary School District has determined that schools that wish to consider uniforms need to have an “overwhelming majority” of the community in favor of uniforms in order to proceed.  After surveying our community, 54% of our families are in favor of uniforms and 46% are against.  Based on this survey, we clearly do not have an “overwhelming majority” of families interested in school uniforms and we will not pursue this policy at this time.

To give you a comparison, in 1997-98 both Rice and Loma Verde approved school uniforms and their communities voted in favor at a rate of 93% and 87% respectively. If you have any further questions, don’t hesitate to call the school at 591-5500.